CAR T-cell therapy in action - description

Step 1. T-cells are filtered from the patient’s bloodstream.

Step 2. Genetic techniques are used to add the DNA code for special chimeric antigen receptors (known as CAR) to the T-cells’ genomes.

Step 3. The resulting T-cells – known as CAR T-cells – have cancer-finding receptors on their surface that enable them to find and attack cancer cells.

Step 4. Millions of these T-cells are grown up in the laboratory.

Step 5. The new CAR T-cells are added to the patient’s bloodstream to find and attack the patient’s cancer cells.

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